Thursday, October 21, 2021


Editorial: Vaccine target off the mark

As against 86 lakh doses that need to be administered per day, the vaccination rate has been just 40 lakh a day over the past week

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut COVID-19 risk by 91 per cent: Study

The mRNA vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna contain genetic instructions for our cells to make the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2, which the virus uses to infect and enter the human cells.

Cipla gets DCGI nod to import Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Moderna's vaccine will be the fourth COVID-19 jab to be available in India after Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik

Pfizer, Moderna Covid shots generate lasting immunity

Even 15 weeks after the first dose, eight of 10 people still had detectable germinal centers containing B cells targeting the virus.

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines don’t lower sperm count, study says

The study, published on Thursday in the journal JAMA, recruited 45 healthy male volunteers aged 18 to 50 years scheduled for mRNA COVID-19 vaccination by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Moderna, protein-based Covid jabs safe for use in kids

To evaluate SARS-CoV-2 infant vaccination, the researchers immunised two groups of 8 infant rhesus macaques at 2.2 months of age and 4 weeks later.

Relief for NRIs as Saudi approves Covishield

Scores of NRIs who had gone to India had taken Covishield as it continues to be the mainstay of India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive

Editorial: Review vaccination policy

The Centre should consider utilising its position as the monopolistic buyer in the market and pass down the benefit to all people

Visa dates, vaccinations and the path ahead

It is imperative to note that while every university has different rules, we expect many of them will require students to be vaccinated to participate in on-campus study

Telangana: Stranded NRIs in Gulf face travel restrictions

Passengers arriving in Saudi Arabia must submit a vaccination certificate showing they have received the approved shot, according to guidelines issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation

Acquiring vaccine to be tough task for States

Anticipating the shortages, many States including Telangana had recently gone for global tenders

Editorial: Focus on raising vaccine output

The daily vaccination rate has fallen to 1.3 million doses despite India not exporting the vaccines now

Samsung Biologics signs vaccine production deal with Moderna

Under the agreement, the biotech unit of Samsung Group will provide the U.S. drugmaker with contract manufacturing organization (CMO) services for its mRNA vaccine. It means that some of the Moderna vaccine would be produced in South Korea.

Editorial: Flawed vaccination policy

States like Telangana opting for global tenders to procure vaccine is a pragmatic decision, given the Centre's opaque policy

Moderna vaccine has more side effects that Pfizer/BioNTech: Study

Nearly 51 per cent of Moderna recipients had full-body symptoms, compared with 48 per cent of people who got the Pfizer/BioNTech shot.

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